Jewish Community Services

News & Notes - December 12, 2019
Grief Doesn't Take a Holiday
by Donna Kane, MA, JCS Grief Specialist

How do we protect ourselves from the tremendous pain caused by the death of a loved one? It is human nature to want to avoid pain. But in grief, it is better to move toward our pain. The expression “grief work” conveys how difficult this is to do. It is even harder to determine how to embrace your loss and grieve when the holidays are upon us. How do you cope with the empty place at the table?

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One white rose
Register now for
A Shining Light

menorah with 3 candles
A gathering to honor loved ones who are no longer with us but continue to be a light in our lives.

Special Program • Candle Making
Menorah Lighting

For children (ages 7+) and adults

Wednesday, December 18 • 4:30-6:00 PM
Weinberg Jewish Community Center • 5700 Park Heights Avenue

Facilitated by:
Donna Kane, JCS Clinician and Rabbi Daniel Rose, Seasons Hospice

$5.00 fee per family
or call 410-466-9200
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Present with Hanukkah gift wrap and bow
Shouldn't every child have something to
look forward to this Hanukkah?
Please Support the
Now thru December 31
Your donation of new, unwrapped toys, books, crafts, or gift cards
will brighten the holiday for children whose families are facing hardship. Or purchase a book from Barnes & Noble in Pikesville and donate it at the store!

5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore

5700 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore
3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills
From our family to yours...
Happy Hanukah
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